What is seeing: Part 2: You see with your…

What is seeing: Part 2: You see with your… …Your ears?  The boy you see riding the bike on the right is called Ben Underwood. When he was 2 years old he was diagnosed with retinal cancer and if left untreated could spread to

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Series and parallel circuits

Today I am covering series and parallel circuits. In my last two posts I wrote about charge, current and voltage, and then about resistance. I tried to give a clear picture of what each one is and what it is not. If you have

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Uncertainties in Physics - Another blog by the experts at The Tutor Team

Uncertainties in Physics

As part of the A-level practical endorsement, and on the exam papers, you will be expected to show competence in answering uncertainties questions in physics. Uncertainties questions in physics are almost always in the context of a practical, and they tend to follow a

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Electrical Resistance blog by the experts at The Tutor Team

Electrical resistance and Ohm’s law

Electrical resistance and Ohm’s law In my last post, I wrote about a fairly extensive piece on charge, current, and voltage in electricity. I said some things have something called charge and some things do not. Like charges repel, opposite charges attract. Electrons all

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Physics practice questions - a blog by The Tutor Team

Physics Practice Questions – Why Are They So Essential?

Physics Practice Questions. Think of all the homework and class assignments you have been set. How many of them involve working through exam questions? Some? Most? All?   Chances are, if you’re studying Physics A-level or GCSE you’ve been set work that includes previous

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What is Electricity - a blog by the subject experts at The Tutor Team

What is Electricity?

What is Electricity? A lot of students struggle with this topic and just like with many topics, the problem lies within the foundational understanding. A student may be struggling with how voltage and current behave in series and parallel circuits but has not noticed that

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Learning online - an expert blog by the Tutor Team

Learning Online – How to Absorb Information

When the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis hit, many of my students were excited by the sudden shift to online learning. “We don’t have to go to school!” they exclaimed—and teaching in sweatpants didn’t sound too bad to me, either. Fast forward a year, and their

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What is the function of implicit differentiation and how it is used in derivatives. The Tutor Team

Implicit differentiation and its use in derivatives

Implicit differentiation is one of the types of derivatives used widely in differentiation calculus is a sort of derivative in which the derivative of the equation must be determined. Differentiation calculus is a type of calculus that is mainly used to find the rate

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Physics Coursework - how to do it well - a Teacher's Guide from the Tutor Team

How to Write Good Physics Coursework – A Teacher’s Guide

Physics Coursework   What have Special Relativity, Newton’s laws and electromagnetic induction got in common? They would have all scored poorly if they were entered as physics coursework at sixth-form. It matters not a bit that they were pioneering, ground-breaking physics; in the context

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